Howard Litwin

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Affiliation: The Hebrew University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. pmc Social network type and subjective well-being in a national sample of older Americans
    Howard Litwin
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 IL, Israel
    Gerontologist 51:379-88. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Financial worry among older people: who worries and why?
    Howard Litwin
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel s
    J Aging Stud 27:113-20. 2013
  3. pmc Self-reported functional status among the old-old: a comparison of two Israeli cohorts
    Howard Litwin
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Aging Health 24:846-62. 2012
  4. pmc Physical activity, social network type, and depressive symptoms in late life: an analysis of data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    Howard Litwin
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 IL, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 16:608-16. 2012
  5. pmc Perceived income adequacy among older adults in 12 countries: findings from the survey of health, ageing, and retirement in Europe
    Howard Litwin
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel
    Gerontologist 49:397-406. 2009
  6. pmc Understanding aging in a Middle Eastern context: the SHARE-Israel survey of persons aged 50 and older
    Howard Litwin
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905 IL, Israel
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 24:49-62. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Network type and mortality risk in later life
    Howard Litwin
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905 IL, Israel
    Gerontologist 46:735-43. 2006
  8. pmc Social networks and well-being: a comparison of older people in Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean countries
    Howard Litwin
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus 91905, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:599-608. 2010
  9. pmc Intergenerational financial transfers and mental health: an analysis using SHARE-Israel data
    Anat Roll
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 14:203-10. 2010
  10. doi request reprint The association between social network relationships and depressive symptoms among older Americans: what matters most?
    Howard Litwin
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare and Israel Gerontological Data Center, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:930-40. 2011

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Publications17

  1. pmc Social network type and subjective well-being in a national sample of older Americans
    Howard Litwin
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 IL, Israel
    Gerontologist 51:379-88. 2011
    ..It also examines associations between network types and well-being indicators: loneliness, anxiety, and happiness...
  2. doi request reprint Financial worry among older people: who worries and why?
    Howard Litwin
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel s
    J Aging Stud 27:113-20. 2013
    ..Dealing with negative outcomes that stem from financial worries are important programming and policy goals in an era of population aging...
  3. pmc Self-reported functional status among the old-old: a comparison of two Israeli cohorts
    Howard Litwin
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Aging Health 24:846-62. 2012
    ..To examine differences in functional status among two successive cohorts...
  4. pmc Physical activity, social network type, and depressive symptoms in late life: an analysis of data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project
    Howard Litwin
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 IL, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 16:608-16. 2012
    ..To clarify whether physical activity among older Americans is associated with depressive symptoms, beyond the effects of social network type, physical health, and sociodemographic characteristics...
  5. pmc Perceived income adequacy among older adults in 12 countries: findings from the survey of health, ageing, and retirement in Europe
    Howard Litwin
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel
    Gerontologist 49:397-406. 2009
    ..To validate a survey research measure of subjective income, as measured by perceived income adequacy, in an international context...
  6. pmc Understanding aging in a Middle Eastern context: the SHARE-Israel survey of persons aged 50 and older
    Howard Litwin
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905 IL, Israel
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 24:49-62. 2009
    ..These trends point to several areas that will require attention in the formulation of public policy on behalf of the aging population in Israel...
  7. ncbi request reprint Network type and mortality risk in later life
    Howard Litwin
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905 IL, Israel
    Gerontologist 46:735-43. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association of baseline network type and 7-year mortality risk in later life...
  8. pmc Social networks and well-being: a comparison of older people in Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean countries
    Howard Litwin
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus 91905, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:599-608. 2010
    ..This study examined whether the social networks of older persons in Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean countries were appreciably different and whether they functioned in similar ways in relation to well-being outcomes...
  9. pmc Intergenerational financial transfers and mental health: an analysis using SHARE-Israel data
    Anat Roll
    Israel Gerontological Data Center, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 14:203-10. 2010
    ..The analysis examined the act of transfer-giving, the extent of transfers given and the purpose of the transfer in relation to depressive symptoms...
  10. doi request reprint The association between social network relationships and depressive symptoms among older Americans: what matters most?
    Howard Litwin
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare and Israel Gerontological Data Center, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:930-40. 2011
    ..Although social network relationships are linked to mental health in late life, it is still unclear whether it is the structure of social networks or their perceived quality that matters...
  11. ncbi request reprint Social networks and self-rated health: a cross-cultural examination among older Israelis
    Howard Litwin
    Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Aging Health 18:335-58. 2006
    ..This article examines the relationship of social network and self-rated health among different cultural groups...
  12. ncbi request reprint The path to well-being among elderly Arab Israelis
    Howard Litwin
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905 IL, Israel
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 21:25-40. 2006
    ..In the case of older Arab Israelis, these included belonging to community- and family-oriented network structures and engaging in socially oriented activity...
  13. pmc Social network type and health-related behaviors: evidence from an American national survey
    Sharon Shiovitz-Ezra
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 IL, Israel
    Soc Sci Med 75:901-4. 2012
    ..The study underscores the importance of the construct of social network type for understanding healthy lifestyle in late life...
  14. ncbi request reprint Correlates of successful aging: are they universal?
    Howard Litwin
    Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 61:313-33. 2005
    ..However, it also clarifies that the specific components of some of the general categories of predictors work in different ways among different population groups...
  15. doi request reprint Relationship status and depressive symptoms among older co-resident caregivers
    Howard Litwin
    a Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 18:225-31. 2014
    ..The current study aims to examine whether the status of the relationship between caregiver and care recipient lessens the negative outcomes commonly associated with informal caregiving...
  16. ncbi request reprint Can burdened caregivers be effective facilitators of elder care-recipient health care?
    Haya Greenberger
    Director, Department of Testing, Israel Ministry of Health, Nursing Division Director, School of Nursing, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Adv Nurs 41:332-41. 2003
    ..Given the increase in the dependent older population, study of factors affecting informal caregiving is necessary...
  17. ncbi request reprint The association of disability, sociodemographic background, and social network type in later life
    Howard Litwin
    The Hebrew University, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work
    J Aging Health 15:391-408. 2003
    ..DISCUSSION. The findings suggest that network stability is most jeopardized when the oldest old become disabled. The social care needs of this latter group will continue to demand public attention...

Research Grants3

  1. DEVELOPING AN ISRAELI VERSION OF THE HRS/SHARE PROJECT
    Howard Litwin; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. Archiving the Data from the First Wave of SHARE-Israel
    Howard Litwin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The data address key economic and social factors that contribute to health among people 50 years of age and older, providing unique opportunities for cross-national comparisons. ..
  3. Longitudinal Extension of SHARE-Israel Baseline Data
    Howard Litwin; Fiscal Year: 2010
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